Gretchen and Meredith decide that rappelling will be "easy," so they take that one, dragging the imps of irony behind them on little invisible leashes. When Brian and Greg get out to their cars, they take Tunnels, too. And they have a great "du-u-ude, I'm in South Africa!" moment that totally rocks. Back at baggage claim, Uchenna and Joyce and Ron and Kelly are still waiting for their bags. Ouch. Ron and Kelly's come off first, so they scoot, leaving Uchenna and Joyce all alone at the back of the pack. Ron and Kelly go toward Tunnels as Uchenna and Joyce stew.
Commercials. Is Target really the key to having it all? I wouldn't have thought of that.
The airport. Uchenna and Joyce. They are still waiting for those checked bags, which finally arrive, to their great relief (and mine). They run for a car, and they decide to go for Tunnels. Before they go, they head inside to get a map, and they talk about how excited they are to be in Africa. I'm tempted to yell at them to get out and not bother with the map, but I have absolutely no sense of direction myself, so on the assumption that they may be as inept as I am (not that this is easy), I let it go this time.
Ray and Deana and Rob and Amber are both looking for the cooling towers where the Fast Forward is. Rob says in the car that some other teams may have gone for it, and he and Amber may have "burnt [their] bridge already." Ray tells Deana, elsewhere, about how much guts it takes for them to do this, and she tells him she's afraid they'll miss it and come in last. Rob and Amber are still asking directions, and then they find someone who agrees to lead them. But the first team to find the cooling towers is Ray and Deana, and they get the first number to head up. Ray and Deana are suited up, and then they're raised up the side of the tower. Wow. There's not anything to hang onto, either. I would find that completely terrifying, I have to say, if only because there isn't anything to put your hands on. I don't know if I could actually make my legs do that. At any rate, Ray goes first.
Lynn and Alex pull into a gas station to ask directions to the cultural village. As they head for the village, they review what they're supposed to do, and then we see them pull in and Lynn refer to the first person they see as "so scary." I'm not sure what makes him scary other than the fact that he's dressed in an unfamiliar fashion, but...all right. They take an item. When they get to the first chief, he responds to their offered item by sort of jerking a spear at them momentarily. Wow. "Is that a no?" Lynn asks. HA! Awesome. He does try to read social clues, people. Ultimately, Lynn and Alex find the right place to deliver that clue, and they go off for the next one.